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Cumberland Atelier

Training your Eyes, Mind and Hands

Website: https://www.gaylelevee.com/

Email: leveefineart@gmail.com

1978 Wilson Pike, 633 Middleton St., Nashville, TN, United States

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The aim of the Cumberland Atelier is to provide consistent, personalized instruction to the individual student in the context of the classical tradition, so that he or she may translate that training fluently into his or her own work. 

We at The Cumberland Atelier believe that creativity is supported by knowledge; that  on a foundation of understanding, artists can spread their wings and fly. Our goal is to provide that foundation of the requisite skills in drawing and painting, both conceptually and practically. We work with talented people of all ages, nurturing and instructing them in the basics such as anatomy, color theory, proportion, perspective and composition. 

The course of an artist’s training is long, if not infinite, and as much as it requires determination on behalf of the student, it also requires attentive guidance on behalf of the teacher. The duty of the teacher within the atelier, therefore, is to find the ever-moving point of contact between the student’s individual needs and the overarching principles of the craft of painting. As such, the atelier must be an intimate environment, where there can exist a clear, sustained dialogue between student and teacher. The Cumberland Atelier will aim to uphold this type of learning environment through offering ongoing classes with a limited student capacity. The courses that are held throughout the year are designed to build on themselves, so as to provide a continuity between their various lessons, and furnish the student with the appropriate skills.

Website https://www.gaylelevee.com/
Email leveefineart@gmail.com
Founded 2003
Course languages English
Accreditation Robert Douglas Hunter, Boston School Atelier, ARC
Part-Time Instructors 3
Full-Time Instructors 1
Students 34
Accommodation No
Costs

Part time: EUR 200 / month

Full time: USD 2000 / semester

Cumberland Atelier

1978 Wilson Pike

Franklin, Tennessee, United States

leveefineart@gmail.com

Gayle Levée

Senior Artist and Founder

Gayle Levée is a third-generation artist whose classical training began during childhood.Her parents were both artists, as was her grandfather. Levée majored in painting at the University of Denver. While still in school, she supported herself on sales of her art in galleries in Taos, Santa Fe and Estes Park. In her early twenties, she moved East.

In New England, Gayle joined the Copley Society and studied under Robert Douglas Hunter. Her new work was quickly recognized by galleries in Boston, on Cape Cod, in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and the Central South. Collectors from coast to coast have bought her work, which has won awards throughout the United States.  

Levée's workshops in the Boston School of painting have been featured in American Artist magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. Recently her work was featured in American Art Review, along with that of her mentor, Robert Douglas Hunter. 

Levée conducts an atelier program  in Nashville and Franklin. She has also produced, through Legacy Learning Systems, a digital instructional set of ten dvds and a full color book. Through this effort, Levée has taught students worldwide. 

Her work is currently available through Bayview Galleries Maine, Powers Gallery  Acton Mass., Bryan Memorial Gallery Vermont, Richland Gallery Nashville, and the Boston Design Center, Boston.

Richard Greathouse

Instructor

Nashville native, Richard Greathouse, until recently resided and painted in Italy. He has been teaching at the Florence Academy of Art, from which he graduated in 2011. In the summer of 2019 he returned to Nashville to become a part of the Cumberland Atelier. Although he is classically trained in the manner of the old masters, Richard seeks to extend these traditions into a contemporary context. His technical strength in drawing along with a deep understanding of human anatomy are evidenced in the naturalistic works he creates on canvas and paper. As he moves forward in his career, he continues to develop his philosophy of seeing and further hone his craft, while receiving international recognition for the artistic merit of his work.

Marty Welsh

Instructor

Marty Welsh completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Dallas in 2013, after which she chose to continue her studies in painting and anatomy at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Upon graduating from the three year painting program in 2017 she was offered a teaching position at the Florence Academy of Art. She continued to teach there as co-director of the écorché program, in addition to working in her own studio, before relocating to Nashville Tennessee where she is a part of the Cumberland Atelier. She has taught private lessons and workshops in both Italy and the US.

Inspiration by Gayle Levée

Raku by Gayle Levée

Sweet Water by Gayle Levée

Lunette by Gayle Levée

Distant Thunder by Gayle Levée

A Garden of Old Fashioned Roses by Gayle Levée

Camilla by Richard Greathouse

William by Richard Greathouse

Winter Branch by Richard Greathouse

By Marty Welsh

By Marty Welsh

By Marty Welsh

Peony

Still Life

Planes Study

Cottage

Completed glazing project

Spring Landscape

Student Artwork

Student Artwork

Student Artwork

Student Artwork

Student Artwork

Cast Study at Plaza, 633 Middleton St. Nashville TN

Painting in Natural Light at On-Track Studio, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin TN

10 September 2020 to 13 September 2020

Paint Colorado Workshop Outdoor Painting with Gayle Levee


601 Prospect St, Lyons, CO


1475 USD

Three days exploring artistic excellence with Gayle Levee in the Colorado Rockies, 4 nights at the stunning Villa Del Sol

Note: the dates are approximate at this time. Please check back!

Gayle Levée is a third-generation artist whose classical training began during childhood. She is a long time, passionate teacher based in the Nashville TN area but has a long history of painting the west!
This workshop will expand your skill set in measurable ways whether you are new to painting or a seasoned artist.
The majority of this workshop will be in plein air, weather permitting. Find out More

 


02 July 2020 to 20 August 2020

Impressionist Form and Florals An Interactive Online Class



200 USD

Beginning with simple shapes, you will learn about the process of painting which was developed by the great American Impressionists of the Boston School. You will create accurate depictions of your subject with a focus on structure, color, light and air, and composition.

July 2 - August 20; 12:30 to 3:30 pm. To register, click here


24 June 2020 to 12 August 2020

The Human Figure Concepts in Drawing and Anatomy


1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN


800 USD

Throughout this class, we will take a tour of the human figure, focusing on areas of the body one at a time, exploring traditional concepts related to anatomy, observation, and techniques in charcoal. The goal at the end will be to understand how the constituent parts of the human figure add up to a unified structural whole.


02 July 2020 to 20 August 2020

Impressionist Form and Florals An Interactive Online Class



200 USD

This is an online Zoom class

1:00 to 4:00 pm

July 2 - August 20

$200 for eight weeks

Beginning with simple shapes, you will learn about the process of painting which was developed by the great American Impressionists of the Boston School. You will create accurate depictions of your subject with a focus on massing, light and air, and composition.